Alato, a Searunner 34 Custom Jim Brown Designed Cruising Trimaran
by Morton Van Howe
Dodger & Wind Charger
Alato was built in 1988 in California. She is an epoxy impregnated wood, center cockpit cruising trimaran, and having been built by an experienced builder with great care, this is the best existing example of a Searunner 34.
In addition, since 2005 we have owned and cruised her in the Bahamas, and have extensively upgraded her and her systems for comfortable live-aboard life and safe comfortable passage making.
The improvements fill over two pages, so to mention just a few:~
New 3YM Yanmar diesel with low low hours and new exhaust system, new Calvert sails, full battened main, 130% genoa, Mack sails yankee (excellent), newer staysail, storm trisail (excellent), Doyle sail tri radial spinnaker with sock. Harken main sail track with new traveler system, new 20 gallon holding tank with macerator and new Raritan toilet, new 30 gallon water tank with accumulator and pump, foot pump also at head and galley sinks, dingy roller so it is easy to haul dinghy aboard for traveling, aluminum solar array stand installed with four 80 watt Kyocera panels and charge controller, full custom composite dodger which full bimini attaches to for a comfortable shaded cockpit, closed cell foam custom cockpit cushions, winches all replaced with self-tailers...
The list goes on and on, with high end additions to give us efficient and comfortable cruising conditions. The only reason we are selling Alato is because of medical reasons. We are looking for someone who will be as excited as we were to discover this shallow draft, fast way of cruising at a reasonable budget.
We read "The Case For The Cruising Trimaran" and when we found this boat and set her up with good lighting and a watermaker, new cushions and so much else, we have been truly delighted with her performance and have enjoyed months and months aboard. We are non-smokers, no pets, and very detailed people and all this shows in the condition of the boat.
The galley has hot and cold running water sink, and an oven and two burner gimballed stove. There is so much storage in the galley, and lots of extra stowage room in the amas for fenders, rollup paddle board, scuba equipment etc.
Alato is 34 ft long and 19.5 ft wide with a draft of 3'2". The mast is 47 ft off the water for a bridge clearance that works anywhere on the intercoastal waterway and through Lake Okechobee.
Asking price is $45,000 us dollars
If you are interested in more information, please feel free to call us at 616-836-0306 or at home 269-543-4362. We will be happy to give you all the information, send you a copy of the survey, and send you more pictures.
Alato is on the hard in Labelle, Florida. We plan to be at the boat in Florida in December. Contact person: Captain Mort van Howe.